Stetson University

Hatter Alert: Emergency Guidelines System

If you are in danger or feel threatened, call 911 or Public Safety at 386-822-7300.

Medical Emergencies - CPR/Bleeding

Call 911 from any campus or cellular phone. If it is a non-emergency, call Public Safety at 386-822-7300. Do not move the victim unless there is an immediate threat to life or you need to move the victim to provide care. In an emergency, use universal precautions (e.g., gloves and rescue masks).

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

  1. Assess the situation:
    • Is the person conscious or unconscious?
    • If the person appears unconscious, tap or shake his shoulder and ask loudly, "Are you OK?"
    • If the person doesn't respond, call 911 from a campus phone or 911 from a cell phone or off-campus phone.
  2. Perform CPR if trained to do so.

To Control Bleeding

  1. Have the injured person lie down. If possible, position the person's head slightly lower than the trunk or elevate the legs if you do not suspect a head, neck or back injury. If possible, elevate the site of bleeding above the heart.
  2. Apply pressure directly to the wound. Use a sterile bandage, clean cloth or even a piece of clothing. If nothing else is available, use your hand.
  3. Continue with pressure until paramedics arrive.
  4. Don't remove the gauze or bandage. If the bleeding continues and seeps through the gauze or other material you are holding on the wound, don't remove it. Instead, add absorbent material to stop it.
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